Drake Being Sued for Bashing ‘Homecoming’ Film

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Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage concert film will be in theaters for just one day on March 19th. The star of the film, Drake, has decided to boycott the movie, and he encouraged others to do the same. “The Drake Homecoming film is not something OVO or Drake have any part in. I feel it is my responsibility to inform and protect my fans,” the rapper tweeted. The company distributing the film, SpectiCast, has filed a lawsuit against Drake for sabotaging the movie. 

According to the Los Angeles Times, the rapper agreed to let the concert be filmed back in 2009 at Toronto’s Sound Academy. Drake was paid $15,000 dollars and received a fifteen percent royalty fee, given the footage would be used. The rapper has not specified why he has decided to boycott the film, but one of the film’s producers believes the rapper is upset that he wasn’t paid a larger amount. SpectiCast claims Drake sabotaged the film in order to promote his upcoming OVO Fest, which he began tweeting about right after making the announcement about the Homecoming movie. 

Drake’s 2015 October’s Very Own (OVO) Festival will launch on August 1st, and it will run through August 3rd. The event will take place in two locations in Toronto; the Air Canada Centre and the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. On the first day, comedian Kevin Hart will headline the event with a stand-up comedic performance. J. Cole, YG, Big Sean, Jeremih, Omen, Cozz, and Bas will perform on August 2nd at the Air Canada Centre. On the last day of the festival, Drake along with a few special guests, will wrap the show at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Tickets for October’s Very Own Festival will go on sale March 20th on OVO’s website.

Drake is currently promoting his If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late album, which entered the Billboard 200 chart at the Number 1 spot. The rapper made history by charting fourteen songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which tied a record held by The Beatles. Besides his latest project, Drake is also expected to release Views from the 6 some time this year. 

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